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Surge of covid delta variant poses new political threat to Biden and his agenda (sam., 24 juil. 2021)
The White House has sought to place blame elsewhere, calling the resurgence “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and scolding social-media platforms for misinformation that leads people to refuse vaccinations.
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Bob Moses, 1960s civil rights leader who saw math as road to equality, dies at 86 (Sun, 25 Jul 2021)
He founded the Algebra Project, a math education initiative aimed at rural and inner-city students.
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New Jersey Democrats want ‘fairness’ in Biden’s trillion-dollar agenda. They’re in for a fight. (Sun, 25 Jul 2021)
N.J. lawmakers say their state was targeted by Trump as an affluent Democratic stronghold, and now they want payback. That is starting to conflict with the party’s broader agenda.
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James Polk, Pulitzer winner for Watergate reporting, dies at 83 (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
He worked for the old Washington Star and later for NBC and CNN.
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Vaccine doubters’ strange fixation with Israel (Thu, 22 Jul 2021)
Israel is a case study in the vaccine's efficacy. But a rise in cases has vaccine skeptics cherry-picking their data.
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Biden’s ‘over his skis’ moment on Facebook (Mon, 19 Jul 2021)
Analyzing Biden's walk-back of his comment that platforms such as Facebook are "killing people."
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5 takeaways from the new House and Senate fundraising reports (Sat, 17 Jul 2021)
Looking at how the pro-impeachment Republicans did, along with some of the other big numbers.
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Bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate is an island in a sea of partisanship (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
The partisan conflict over the Jan. 6 select committee in the House — and GOP moves to derail it — reflect where politics in Congress really stand
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Surge of covid delta variant poses new political threat to Biden and his agenda (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
The White House has sought to place blame elsewhere, calling the resurgence “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and scolding social-media platforms for misinformation that leads people to refuse vaccinations.
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Biden attacks Trump at Virginia rally, tying McAuliffe’s opponent to ex-president (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
After mostly avoiding direct attacks on Trump, Biden says Friday he “whipped Donald Trump in Virginia” and so will McAuliffe, highlighting a key strategy for Democratic candidates: linking opponents to Trump.
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‘Patience has worn thin’: Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
Millions continue to refuse coronavirus shots as the delta variant drives new outbreaks
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Indicted Trump ally Thomas Barrack to be released on $250 million bond, must appear in New York next week (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
Barrack, who chaired Trump’s inaugural committee, is charged with lying to the FBI and violating foreign lobbying laws.
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When does Florida’s coronavirus surge become a problem for Ron DeSantis? (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
If ever?
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Biden expected to name Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Australia (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
The move places a boldface name and member of one of the best-known Democratic political families in charge of relations with a key Pacific ally.
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How the world has warmed over the past half-century (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
An interactive look at the warming United States.
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Alabama’s GOP governor says ‘it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks’ for covid-19 spike (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
“It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” said Gov. Kay Ivey, whose state has the lowest vaccination rate in the country.
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In one quote, the core of the effort to undermine the 2020 election is revealed (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
The Republican belief in rampant Democratic voter fraud predates Trump by decades.
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants Donald Trump’s endorsement. Other Republicans worry he’ll give it. (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, forced from office in 2018, has hired several Trump associates for his campaign and has falsely suggested Trump could replace Biden before the next presidential election.
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Going to space for fun? You should be taxed, lawmaker says. (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants passengers and businesses to be taxed for commercial flights to space that aren't for scientific purposes.
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Fact-checking Biden’s town hall on CNN (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
We looked into five claims the president made on topics such as covid-19, the economy and a new child tax credit.
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Ron Rosenblith, Democratic political strategist and Hotline co-founder, dies at 75 (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
He was a campaign official and Senate chief of staff for John F. Kerry, then helped launch a political newsletter.
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Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at ‘Black Voters Matter’ protest for voting rights (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
Johnson is the second House Democrat in a week to be arrested at a voting rights demonstration.
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Texas GOP lawmakers want 2020 election audit — but only in big counties that mostly went for Biden (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
Dozens of Texas Republicans have signed onto a bill mandating a forensic audit of the 2020 election results, but only in the state's biggest counties, which mostly went for President Biden.
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